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About Unemployment Insurance in the United States

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About Unemployment Insurance in the United States

About Unemployment Insurance in the United States If you lost your job through no fault of your own, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation. The program is intended to keep you up on your feet and putting food on the table until you can find your next source of income. However this gravy train […]

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Half of Americans Report Job-Related Hardships

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Half of Americans Report Job-Related Hardships

We all know it’s rough out there on the job, but the experts at the respected Pew Research Center have delivered new numbers on what they’re calling the Great Recession – great not because we love it so much, but because it’s been longer and harder than any other. More than half of American’s have […]

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The York Daily Record – “Path From Poverty” Series Highlights How Jobs Can Help the Poor to Prosper

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The York Daily Record – “Path From Poverty” Series Highlights How Jobs Can Help the Poor to Prosper

Poverty and longterm unemployment often means living day to day in a state of crisis — the focus is always on survival and that day’s emergency. The York Daily Record in York, Penn., recently published a three-part series, “Path From Poverty,” about dealing with poverty and longterm unemployment. From The York Daily Record in York, […]

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Amazon’s Penn. Warehouse is a Real Sweat Shop

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Amazon’s Penn. Warehouse is a Real Sweat Shop

Apparently chiseling on collecting taxes isn’t the only way that Amazon.com has become so profitable. In Pennsylvania, temporary employees literally work until they drop in an unairconditioned warehouse during the summer months to make $11 t0 $12, according to an investigation conducted by The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, Penn. From The Morning Call: During the past […]

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GM-UAW Proposal: $2.5B Investment, 6,400 Jobs, Bonuses

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GM-UAW Proposal: $2.5B Investment, 6,400 Jobs, Bonuses

From The Detroit News: General Motors Co. will invest $2.5 billion and save or add about 6,400 jobs in the U.S. under the proposed four-year contract covering its United Auto Workers employees. If ratified, the 48,500 UAW members who work for GM will be guaranteed $12,500 in assorted bonuses over the next four years, UAW President Bob […]

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Talking Union blog – Strikes to Rattle Northern California Hospitals

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Talking Union blog – Strikes to Rattle Northern California Hospitals

More than 23,000 registered nurses at 34 Northern and Central California hospitals will stage a one-day strike on Thursday, 22 September 2011. The work stoppage affects two of California’s largest and most profitable hospital chains, Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente, as well as Children’s Hospital Oakland. “The strike at Sutter comes after nine months of […]

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NFL Retirees Sue Players, Want Out of League Deal

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NFL Retirees Sue Players, Want Out of League Deal

From Courthouse News Service: When active NFL players reached a deal with the league and its owners, concerning billions of dollars in TV revenue, in time to rescue the season that just began, some sports columnists commented that the players had sold out the rookies and retirees. In the new complaint, filed Tuesday, 13 Sept. 2011, […]

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Putting Faces & Places to American Hard Times

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Putting Faces & Places to American Hard Times

Putting faces and places into the news of economic turmoil in the United States, the Associated Press recently sent a team of reporters to some of the hardest-hit places in the nation to talk to those who are surviving hard times. Last week, the Census Bureau released new figures showing that nearly one in six […]

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A Career Counselor’s Tough Love for the Long Term Unemployed–Are You Being Discriminated Against? Yes and You Deserve it Too.!

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A Career Counselor’s Tough Love for the Long Term Unemployed–Are You Being Discriminated Against? Yes and You Deserve it Too.!

Are long-term unemployed facing bias? The answer is a loud and clear “yes,” says career counselor Amy Lindgren in a column from Twincities.com. Looking through the eye of employers, she also asks the long-term unemployed, “what are you going to do about it?” The official unemployment rate in Minneapolis/St. Paul, home of Twincities.com is currently […]

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GM & UAW Reach Tentative Agreement

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GM & UAW Reach Tentative Agreement

General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative four-year agreement late Friday night, 16 Sept. 2011. If ratified, the agreement would cover approximately 48,500 GM employees in the United States, who are represented by the UAW. The UAW’s negotiations with Ford and Chysler continue, but an agreement with GM means those talks may […]

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